ST. LOUIS – A federal grand jury indicted Timothy Lloyd Blaney for production of child pornography. The 57-year old is a resident of Pevely.
According to court documents, between October 1, 2019 and August 14, 2020, Blaney sexually abused a four-year old child and produced visual depictions of that abuse. Blaney was an acquaintance of the child’s family.
Upon conviction, Blaney faces 15 years to life imprisonment and/or a fine of no more than $250,000. Blaney is presumed innocent until proven guilty.
Law enforcement is requesting community assistance in identifying further victims. Anyone with information is asked to please contact the St. Louis Federal Bureau of Investigation at 314-589-2500.
"The majority of child sex abuse is perpetrated by individuals known to the victim or the victim's family," said Special Agent in Charge Richard Quinn of the FBI St. Louis Division. "In this instance, the young victim fortunately knew to tell her parents what happened. This highlights the importance of parents engaging early with their children about appropriate boundaries."
The Federal Bureau of Investigation and Pevely Police Department investigated this case. Assistant U.S. Attorney Jillian Anderson is handling the case.